Scientific Lab Assistant

Denton, TX
Jul 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Requisition Number

Job Title
Scientific Lab Assistant

Official Title
Scientific Lab Assistant

Position Number

Biological Sciences - 121100


Is this an internal posting only?

Work Schedule
40 hours/week; M-F Evenings with occasional morning hours

Department Overview
The Department of Biological Sciences provides professional expertise and service to local and state, national and international constituencies, while promoting the discovery, advancement and dissemination of basic and applied knowledge of life and environmental sciences

Job Description
The Biological Sciences Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Scientific Lab Assistant to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

* Working in cooperation with full time scientific lab assistant, under supervision of Instructional lab supervisors, to ensure laboratories are broken down, cleaned and prepped each week for use by students.
* Organizing and maintaining prep area and materials.
* Maintaining safe environment- prep space and laboratories.
* Trouble shooting protocols under teh direction of Instructional lab Supervisors.
* Supervising students workers (as applicable).
* Regularly meeting with teh Instructional Lab Supervisors and Fellow Scientific lab Assistants to plan.
* Supporting Teaching Assistants by replenishing materials daily.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree in related field and one year of related scientific or laboratory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:

* General understanding of and competence in the field of science related to position.
* Knowledge of special equipment used in teaching laboratories and/or test instruments, repair equipment, tools and parts in use in the electronics field.
* Ability to teach and/or supervise others through demonstration and verbal communication.
* Knowledge of scientific techniques, methods and procedures.
* Ability to locate and replace defective parts and troubleshoot technical equipment.
* Ability to prepare accurate assays or perform arithmetical computations and maintain detailed records.
* Skill in conducting tests and measurements.
* Skill in observation and analysis.
* Physical dexterity, agility, and strength sufficient to perform work involving standing, lifting of equipment, and assembling and using of equipment.
* Knowledge of appropriate safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree in Biology.
* Two years experience in laboratory environment.
* Experience in setting up laboratories for use in either teaching or research environment or some combination of both environments.
* Experience with and ability to trouble shoot laboratory instrumentation including but not limited to microscopes, spectrophotometers, autoclaves, centrifuges, pipettes, micro pipettes, pH meters, Electrophoresis apparatus, hotplates, Stir plates, balances, incubators, probe wares etc.
* Knowledge of laboratory safety, chemical safety, disposal methods of Bio hazardous wastes.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.

Is this a security sensitive position?

Driving a University Vehicle?

Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate

Pay Basis

Job Type
Full-time Permanent

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